Jason Campbell over at JC Report discusses the philosophy and mystery behind the Martin Margiela brand which many see as going beyond fashion. As Mr. Campbell reports, “The image of Margiela as the thinking man’s brand … also serves as a central platform for the label’s mystery and mystique. Jim Dorsey, a San Francisco-based fashion executive at E-Luxury, says he’s been wearing the label for about ten years and considers ‘Margiela an investment in intelligent, versatile studied pieces. I also like that there’s a vague historical context to each collection (usually ’70s disco/rock—an excellent era for menswear).'”

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